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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-22058: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 12 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the statements in its position paper on Short Term Assistance, whether such assistance will be recoverable where the principal assistance has been found to have been overpaid rather than as a result of fraud.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 20 March 2019

Our starting position is that Short-term Assistance will not be recoverable where the principal assistance is found to have been overpaid rather than as a result of fraud.

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on this proposal and will review its position in light of the responses to the consultation.